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Seduction and Diplomacy: the Emergence of European Soft Power

There are but two powers in the word, the sword and the mind. In the long run, the sword is always beaten by the mind. Does Napoleon imply that the strength of the mind could prove more efficient than the… Continue Reading →

Environmentalist trends hand to hand with corporate responsibility

In their analysis of Global Warming Impacts, the Union of Concerned Scientists argued that the consequences of climate change are already here and are reflected in our changing weather patterns and in our physical well being (UCSUSA,2018). Global climate change… Continue Reading →

Europe’s Balancing Act: Finding Security Between Trump and Putin

Two events mark a critical juncture in the transatlantic post-Cold War security environment. First, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and destabilization of eastern Ukraine in 2014 brought power politics back to the European continent. Second, Trump’s ascension to the American Presidency… Continue Reading →

Raising awareness on sustainable consumption: the development of Product Carbon Footprint and the international cooperation for its improvement

General concerns over the symptoms of climate change, as the Earth’s medium temperature continues to rise, have pushed forward the analysis of the quantity of greenhouse gases produced by human activity. Both the services and the products that we use… Continue Reading →

The EST hosted a Working Group at the EYE 2018

On June 2nd and 3rd 2018, the European Student Think Tank visited the European Youth Event 2018. In our opinion the event was a great success and we left feeling inspired by all the pro-European energy and spirit. Our group… Continue Reading →

Stuck in a loop: the unfinished state of electoral reform in Italy?

On Monday, 7th May 2018, the Italian President, Sergio Mattarella, called on parliament to form a neutral government to govern the country until the end of the year or, failing that, to hold new elections either in June or in… Continue Reading →

The EST visits the Council of Europe Liaison Office to the European Union

On May 29th, we visited the Council of Europe liaison office to the EU in Brussels and had the opportunity to meet staff members of the Council of Europe. Our speaker Ms Gisella Gori (Children’s Rights Division) presented the work… Continue Reading →

New Colourful Realities in Europe; New Art?

The new reality of Europe is that the majority of its inhabitants is no longer of one certain group; Europe has become superdiverse. The biggest cities in Europe are no longer homogenous but consist of Europeans with different backgrounds (Crul,… Continue Reading →

The Arts, Human Rights and the Legal Dimension

What is the extent of our artistic freedom and how is our right in expressing our views through art forms protected and stimulated in the EU? How can we stimulate the artistic and cultural expression of children specifically through education?… Continue Reading →

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